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Ducks clear Beauchemin (mumps) to rejoin team

Nashville Predators v Anaheim Ducks - Game One

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 13: Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the Nashville Predators in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 13, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The Predators defeated the Ducks 4-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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The Anaheim Ducks appear to be getting back to full health -- on Monday, the club cleared defenseman Francois Beauchemin to rejoin the team after he came down with the mumps.

Beauchemin, 34, fell ill with the virus along with Corey Perry, who was recently activated off IR. The veteran blueliner hasn’t played since Nov. 7 -- missing the last four games -- but looks primed for a return to action on Tuesday when the Ducks take on the Flames in Calgary.

Anaheim has leaned on Beauchemin heavily this season, and his return figures to be a welcome one. He’s averaging nearly 23 minutes per game this season, sitting second on the team in blocked shots (28) and third among all d-men in hits.